Oil of Many Wonders Pt. 2

Coconut Oil for Hair

My favourite way to wash and deep condition my hair is through the following five-step routine I tried that works well with natural kinky hair. This is also an effective way to rid your hair of dandruff, leaving it silky smooth and clean

Ingredients:

  • You First Odourless Coconut Oil
  • Warm water
  • Aunt Jackie’s Moisturizing & Softening Shampoo

I love using Aunt Jackie’s line because it is enriched with shea butter and olive oil, which is great for keeping your locks healthy, and because it is sulfate & paraben free.

Steps:

  1. Wet your hair.
  2. Lather a generous amount of the Coconut Oil into your wet hair, as you gently detangle / comb through it.
  3. Wrap your hair in a doek / headwrap / shower cap (NB: the coconut oil might leave stains so use an old headwrap).
  4. Let the coconut oil sit for an hour or, what always works best, leave it throughout your entire sleep at night.
  5. Lather a generous amount of Aunt Jackie’s shampoo and rinse out the excess oil and shampoo thoroughly with warm water.

Repeat the process every 5 days for great results.

* Aunt Jackie’s Shampoo available at Clicks, and You First Odourless Coconut Oil available at Food Lovers Market.

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Oil of Many Wonders

For many years, Coconut Oil has been at the center of almost every skin & hair tip. I recently (about 5 months ago) invested in You First Odourless Coconut Oil & have not looked back since then. What made me love this product is its wide range of amazing results in regard to my face, hair & legs. 

General Benefits of Coconut Oil:

  1. It has natural healing qualities which is good for any cuts or wounds caused by shaving.
  2. It is a non-comedogenic product & is smoother than shaving cream, which creates a smoother surface for a close shave with little to no irritation.
  3. It promotes hair growth, & contains qualities essential for nourishing hair & giving it a great shine.
  4. It reduces inflammation & the formation of acne.
  5. It improves skin & hair issues such as psoriasis, eczema & dandruff.
  6. It contains anti-aging qualities.
  7. It is a great substitute for any other cooking oil, as it prevents heart disease & high blood pressure.

To name a few…

Coconut Oil for Skin (Face & Legs):

It can be used as a face scrub, exfoliator, makeup remover or as a substitute for shaving cream.

Coconut Oil for Hair:

It can be used as a shampoo or a deep conditioner to restore moisture to your hair.

You First Coconut Oil is an oil of many wonders & scores a solid 10/10.

Stay tuned to the following posts for tips & homemade recipes on how to make use of its amazing benefits & qualities.

Bye-Bye Shine!


Calling all Oily Skin Girls…

I know, I know… I have been gone for ages but that’s only because I have been trying out a range of skin care products as well as homemade face masks, to kind of pick and choose what works the best. 

So, I have recently fallen in love with the Oh So Heavenly Bye-Bye Shine range for women with Oily Skin. Now, Those of you reading who have Oily Skin can probably relate to the struggles of having Oily skin, and know how crucial it is to find a skin care regime that works perfectly for our skin type. And believe me when I say that this range is absolutely uh-mazing! 

The reason why I love it so much is because the entire range (of soap, face wash, toner, and moisturizer) contains Aloe Vera Extracts. By now, I believe that everyone who has Oily Skin knows the importance and benefits of skin care products with Aloe Vera as an ingredient. 

And in case you don’t…

  1. Aloe vera gel helps absorb excess oil, sebum and dirt from the skin pores.
  2. Aloe vera gel contains cooling and anti-inflammatory properties which help soothe the skin and cures acne.
  3. It has hydrating properties which help moisturize the skin with a matte finish (as opposed to a skiny, grease look).

I would give this range a solid thumbs up, 10/10, and recommend it to anyone with Oily Skin. And if I’m not mistaken, there’s a range for combination & dry skin too.

Til the next post xx

59th Annual Grammy Awards // Los Angeles 

Rihanna left us absolutely shook by this look. Although, having received 0/5 of her nominations, the queen of slayage definitely looked snatched. 

Gorgeous in Green. Adele was the only artist that received 5/5 of her nominations. The singer/songwriter definitely proved to be the star of the night. 

Yet another unusual yet aestheticically pleasing look from none other than Solange herself. Singer/Songwriter/Producer/DJ received her first ever Grammy for Best R&B Performance.

Mama Bey. Beyoncé looked absolutely gorgeous in red with a baby pump visible on the scene, and radiant as ever. She went home with 2/5 of her nominations; Best Music Video (Formation) & Best Urban Contemporary Album.